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Rockyview Lacrosse

Girls Program

Box Lacrosse consists of boys and girls playing on the same teams up until Novice age, and then there are all girls teams offered.

The Girls Lacrosse program plays with the same set of rules as the boys with a few modifications (see peewee girls below). Ages as at December 31 of current year. Season Start and End Dates: Approximately 3rd week of April to the 3rd week of June. Playoffs to follow.

The Director of Female Programs is Terilyn Palmer

Girls Box Lacrosse Rules of Play in Novice:

  • All Girls Novice box lacrosse games shall be played in accordance with CLA rules and ALA Regulation with the following exceptions:
    • Defensive players may place their stick on a ball carrier and use equal pressure to prevent her movement.
    • Any offensive player (including the ball carrier who deliberately charges directly at a defensive player may be assessed a charging penalty.
    • There is to be no body checking.
    • A defensive player may check an offensive player by placing their stick head on an opposing player’s stick head.

Girls Box Lacrosse Rules of Play in Peewee:

  • All Girls Pee Wee box lacrosse games shall be played in accordance with CLA rules with the following exceptions:
    • Defensive players may place their stick on a ball carrier and push them away.
    • Any offensive player (including the ball carrier who deliberately charges directly at a defensive player may be assessed a charging penalty.
    • There is to be no body checking.
    • A defensive player may check an offensive player by placing their stick head on an opposing player’s stick head.
    • The fall back rule applies when to the goaltender is in possession of the ball. All defensive players must enter the neutral zone. Once all the defensive players are in the neutral zone, they are free to go wherever they want. The goalie must pass the ball to one of the offensive players who must be outside of the 24 foot dotted line.
    • If the pass is not made the play is blown dead and the ball returns to the goalkeeper
    • If a player re-enters the zone too early or has not cleared the zone, play is whistled down and the ball is given back to the goalkeeper